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The Way It Is: Episode 3 – How DeVonta Smith became Alabama’s best wide receiver

We have made it to episode three of “The Way It Is” podcast for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.

In this episode, I discuss former Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith.

He became the first Crimson Tide receiver to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy in 2020 and captured a host of other individual accolades. Smith left the program as its all-time leader for catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns. He was a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and is having success with the Philadelphia Eagles. Before his success happened, I saw Smith as a four-star true freshman dominate an open practice at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2017.

I recall the moment from practice that assured him that Smith was the real deal at wide receiver.

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Stephen M. Smith is the senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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